Scott Shorter

Vice President, Security

Scott is Vice President of Security with Kuma. He started his career in information assurance and identity management as a software developer interested in cryptography, using cryptographic toolkits for authentication and software integrity checks, and implementing early public key infrastructures. He supported financial industry customers with developing protocols for smart card based online authentication and conformance testing of the 3D Secure authentication protocol. Scott assisted clients undergoing FIPS 140-2 cryptographic module testing and evaluation, and supporting the government as a validator within the Common Criteria evaluation scheme, as well as working on PKI audits. He was an accredited Kantara assessor, performing assessments of credential providers under the Federal Identity Credential and Access Management (FICAM) program. He supported the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) during the early period of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG). Mr. Shorter has a M.S. from the University of Maryland in Telecommunications, and a B.S. in Physics from Drexel University, and is a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA).